It contains 30 unreleased concerts

The Grateful Dead have announced details of an 80-disc live collection, 30 Trips Around The Sun.

The set, which contains over 73 hours of music, will be released on September 18.

A numbered, limited edition CD box set of 6,500 copies will also includes a gold-colored 7-inch vinyl single. The A-side is “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” from the band’s earliest recording session in 1965 with the B-side of the last song the band ever performed together live, “Box Of Rain” recorded during their final encore at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 9, 1995.

The first four shows included in 30 Trips… have been announced and include a 1967 show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and a 1987 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The remaining shows will be revealed in the coming weeks on dead.net. All 30 of the unreleased shows in the set will not be made available for individual purchase on CD at any time in the future.

30 Trips Around The Sun also comes on a USB drive, which includes all of the music from the collection in both FLAC (96/24) and MP3 formats and is an individually numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies.

The band will also release a four-CD version of the collection on September 18, called 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995. This set includes 30 unreleased performances – one from each concert in the boxed set.

The tracklisting for 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995 is:

Disc One
“Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” – 1965
“Cream Puff War” – 1966
“Viola Lee Blues” – 1967
“Dark Star” – 1968
“Doin’ That Rag” – 1969
“Dancing In The Street” – 1970
“The Rub” – 1971
“Tomorrow Is Forever” – 1972
“Here Comes Sunshine” – 1973

Disc Two
“Uncle John’s Band” – 1974
“Franklin’s Tower” – 1975
“Scarlet Begonias” – 1976
“Estimated Prophet” – 1977
“Samson and Delilah” – 1978
“Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance” – 1979
“Deep Elem Blues” – 1980

Disc Three
“Shakedown Street” – 1981
“Bird Song” – 1982
“My Brother Esau” – 1983
“Feel Like A Stranger” – 1984
“Let It Grow” – 1985
“Comes A Time” – 1986
“Morning Dew” – 1987
“Not Fade Away” – 1988

Disc Four
“Blow Away” – 1989
“Ramble On Rose” – 1990
“High Time” – 1991
“Althea” – 1992
“Broken Arrow” – 1993
“So Many Roads” – 1994
“Visions Of Johanna” – 1995